Gipsy Patch Lane resurfacing update
South Gloucestershire Council - 12th July 2022
We are writing to update you on resurfacing that is due to take place on Gipsy Patch Lane, as part of the Cribbs Patchway metrobus extension (CPME).
Gipsy Patch Lane resurfacing
Resurfacing work will be taking place along Gipsy Patch Lane, west of the railway bridge (the Rolls Royce side), this summer. The work will be carried out during the first two weeks of the school summer holidays. Carrying out the work during the school holidays, when traffic levels are reduced, will minimise disruption to traffic in the area.
This is the final stage of the main construction work for the CPME. Other work, such as the installation of iPoints and bus shelters and landscaping will be completed by the end of the year.
The works will be carried out overnight, between 8pm and 6am, to minimise the disruption to local businesses during the daytime. Details of the traffic management can be found below.
This resurfacing will be like that carried out by our Streetcare team at Easter. It will be a significant phase of work and will involve the reconstruction of all the asphalt layers in the road, not simply the top layer, to make the road fit for purpose for years to come. More than 30 people will be involved in the operation each day, which is a combination of on-site workers, lorry drivers and those at the quarry mixing the materials.
More than 1,650 tonnes of material will be removed and during the asphalt operation we will be laying over 200 tonnes of material each day. There will be more than 170 lorry movements throughout the work.
To carry out this work Gipsy Patch Lane will need to be closed to traffic in both directions between the entrance to Pegasus Park and the junction with Taurus Road 24 hours a day, from 8pm on Friday 22 July until 6am Monday 8 August. This will mean that during this two-week period the road will not reopen to traffic during the day.
Pedestrians and cyclists will still be able to use the shared use paths along Gipsy Patch Lane and access side junctions.
These dates and times may be subject to change.
We apologise for any disruption caused by these works.
Once this resurfacing is complete Gipsy Patch Lane will reopen to two-way traffic.
There will be a signed diversion route in place throughout the closure.
Traffic needing to travel between Stoke Gifford, Filton and Patchway will need to use Bradley Stoke Way and the A38, and vice versa.
Access is businesses
Throughout the works access to local businesses will be maintained.
Access into Pegasus Park will be via Gipsy Patch Lane east of the railway bridge (the residential side). Motorists exiting Pegasus Park will only be able to turn left.
To access businesses on the Horizon 38 industrial estate drivers will need to use Taurus Road, via the A38.
To access Rolls Royce Gate 5, between 8pm on Friday 22 July and 6am on Wednesday 27 July, motorists will need to travel along Gipsy Patch Lane via the Hatchet Road roundabout, east of the railway bridge.
To access Rolls Royce Gate 5, between 6am on Wednesday 27 July and 6am on Monday 8 August, motorists will need to travel along Gipsy Patch Lane via the A38, west of the railway bridge.
Network Rail work
The junction for Station Road may need to be closed again to traffic in the coming months to enable Network Rail to carry out work on the railway embankment. We will update the community when Network Rail confirm when this work will take place and the traffic management, they need to carry out this work.
The CPME is a £57 million investment to reduce congestion and improve journey times for all road users in your area by providing a new quick, reliable public transport system. It will offer a direct route between Bristol Parkway railway station, Stoke Gifford, the Cribbs Patchway New Neighbourhood, The Mall shopping centre and will link with the wider metrobus network. CPME will also deliver improved facilities for cyclists and pedestrians, making it easier and safer to travel on foot or by bike.
The scheme is funded by the West of England Combined Authority and by the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership through the Local Growth Fund.
If you have any questions, please contact the project team.
The CPME Project Team